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Graduation Cupcake Toppers

Graduation is such a special right of passage! You can’t help but look back on achievements made, how far you have come, and bask in the excitement of a future not yet known. After years of sleepless nights, 2 a.m study sessions, and incredible amounts multitasking, who deserves a celebration more than your grad?! With so many reasons to celebrate, planning a party to honor the Grad in your life can really be a lot of fun. From the menu to the decorations, it’s the little details that are going to make your special event one that your guests will remember for years to come.

When it comes to dessert, I am a big fan of bite-sized portions, which is why I like to serve cupcakes. Whether homemade or store-bought for the time-disadvantaged like I am, cupcakes are always a crowd-pleasing treat. Whip up your favorite store-bought boxed cupcake mix or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous try one of the drool-worthy cupcake recipes from Celebrations.

I also love to make my own decorations so I can add some fun and unexpected twists to my gatherings, so to bring a little graduation whimsy to these yummy cupcakes, I created super easy, printable toppers and wrappers to show the Class of 2013 some major love. Just download the templates, print them out, cut, tape and get to celebrating! Congratulations Class of 2013!


CherylStyle graduation cupcake toppers template and cupcake wrappers template


White card stock

Sharp scissors

Tape or glue



Cupcakes – store bought or homemade, you decide!


Step 1: Download and print out the free templates.

Step 2: Cut along the dotted lines and also along the silhouettes on each printout.

Step 3: For the toppers, tape or glue a toothpick to the back of each cutout.

Step 4: Place your toppers on the top of your cupcakes and viola!

Step 5: For the wrappers, staple or glue the ends together.

Step 6: Set your cupcakes inside for a festive graduation look!

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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